The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

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Getz & Buck, 1854 - 362 pages
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Page 42 - Whole ages have fled, and their works decayed, And nations have scattered been ; But the stout old ivy shall never fade From its hale and hearty green. The brave old plant in its lonely days Shall fatten upon the past ; For the stateliest building man can raise Is the ivy's food at last. Creeping on where Time has been, A rare old plant is the Ivy green.
Page 81 - whispered Mr. Tupman. "I don't know," replied Mr. Pickwick in the same tone. "Hush. Don't ask any questions. It's always best on these occasions to do what the mob do.
Page 228 - Oh, quite enough to get, sir, as the soldier said ven they ordered him three hundred and fifty lashes,' replied Sam. 'You must not tell us what the soldier, or any other man, said, sir,' interposed the judge; 'it's not evidence.
Page 223 - Why is Mrs. Bardell so earnestly entreated not to agitate herself about this warming-pan, unless (as is no doubt the case) it is a mere cover for hidden fire — a mere substitute for some endearing word or promise, agreeably to a preconcerted system of correspondence, artfully contrived by Pickwick with a view to his contemplated desertion, and which I am not in a condition to explain?
Page 223 - ... gentlemen, that a counsel, in the discharge of his duty to his client is neither to be intimidated nor bullied, nor put down ; and that any attempt to do either the one or the other...
Page 223 - Gentlemen, what does this mean ? Chops and Tomato sauce ! Yours, Pickwick! Chops! Gracious heavens! and Tomato sauce ! Gentlemen, is the happiness of a sensitive and confiding female to be trifled away, by such shallow artifices as these? The next has no date whatever, which is in itself suspicious. 'Dear Mrs. B., I shall not be at home till to-morrow. Slow coach.' And then follows this very remarkable expression. 'Don't trouble yourself about the warming-pan.
Page 214 - I must ha' been; for there ain't nobody like you, though / like you better than nothin' at all." I thought it best to make that rayther strong,
Page 227 - V ' or a ' W ? '" inquired the judge. "That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my lord...
Page 223 - I shall prove to you, by a witness whose testimony it will be impossible for my learned friend to weaken or controvert, that on one occasion he patted the boy on the head, and, after inquiring whether he had won any alley...
Page 214 - Mary my dear) altho it does finish a portrait and put the frame and glass on complete with a hook at the end to hang it up by, and all in two minutes and a quarter.

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